How-To: Use Sharing Cart to move resources between Moodle courses

Some Background on Sharing Cart (From Moodle Docs support):

The Sharing Cart is a block for duplicating course items into a personal library and an easy way to move those Moodle resources and activities between multiple courses on your site. With just three clicks, the Sharing Cart copies and moves a single course item from one course to another. It copies without user data—similar to the “Import” function in Course Administration. From version 2.3, user content in Forums, Wikis, Glossaries and Databases can optionally be included. In addition, items can be collected and saved on the Sharing Cart indefinitely, serving as a library of frequently used course items available for duplication. The Sharing Cart is viewable only by teachers, course creators and administrators.

How to Use Sharing Cart at Davidson College:

If you would like to move several files/sections between your current and/or past courses, you may want to add a Sharing Cart block to your courses. To do so you will need to first add the block to both courses.

To add the Sharing Cart block, first Click Turn Editing On in the top right corner of your course.


After Editing is on, scroll down to the bottom left of your course and Click Add a Block.


On the next screen Click Sharing Cart.


Now in your course(s) with Sharing Cart installed you will see the cart icon beside all activities and resources and sections. Click on all the things you would like shared.


Go to the courses you’d like to move to and Click the Copy icon to the far right.


On your course page find the location of where you’d like to share and Click on the Grey Box with an Arrow


If you actually want to copy MANY items between courses, you may want to consider importing materials between courses.


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